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A Hermeneutic Analysis of Military Operations in Afghanistan

by Garrett J. Lawless, Philippe Constantineau & Ali Dizboni

<p>This book introduces the field of hermeneutics through a critique of military operations in Afghanistan.  Following a brief survey of modern political history of the country, the authors examine the link between cultural factors and the ...

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A Hermeneutic Approach to Gender and Other Social Identities

by Lauren Swayne Barthold

<p> This book draws on the hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer to inform a feminist perspective of social identities. Lauren Swayne Barthold moves beyond answers that either defend the objective nature of identities or dismiss their significance ...

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A History and Critique of Methodological Naturalism

The Philosophical Case for God’s Design of Nature

by Joseph B. Onyango Okello

<p>Methodological naturalism is the thesis that only natural features can be factored into any legitimate explanation. Moreover, the thesis contends, any attempt to explain natural phenomena by appealing to supernatural features is unscientific ...

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A History of Biophysics in Contemporary China

by Christine Yi Lai Luk

<p>This book gives a concise history of biophysics in contemporary China, from about 1949 to 1976. It outlines how a science specialty evolved from an ambiguous and amorphous field into a fully-fledged academic discipline in the ...

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A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century

by John Theodore Merz

<p>As the plan of this work is fully given in the Introduction, only a few points, chiefly of a personal character, remain to be touched on here.</p> <p>The first refers to the motive which led me to a course of studies, extending over more ...

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A History of Freedom of Thought

by J. B. Bury

<p>Most people who live in open societies, especially in the West, take freedom of thought and expression for granted. Yet throughout most of history, independent thinking was discouraged and often persecuted. The battle for independence of mind

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A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 1, The Earlier Presocratics and the Pythagoreans

by W. K. C. Guthrie

<p>All volumes of Professor Guthrie's great history of Greek philosophy have won their due acclaim. The most striking merits of Guthrie's work are his mastery of a tremendous range of ancient literature and modern scholarship, his fairness and ...

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A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 3, The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 1, The Sophists

by W. K. C. Guthrie

<p>The third volume of Professor Guthrie's great history of Greek thought, entitled The Fifth-Century Enlightenment, deals in two parts with the Sophists and Socrates, the key figures in the dramatic and fundamental shift of philosophical ...

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A History of Light

The Idea of Photography

by Junko Theresa Mikuriya

<p>When was photography invented, in 1826 with the first permanent photograph? If we depart from the technologically oriented accounts and consider photography as a philosophical discourse an alternative history appears, one which examines the ...

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A History of Mind and Body in Late Antiquity

by Anna Marmodoro & Sophie Cartwright

<p>The mind-body relation was at the forefront of philosophy and theology in late antiquity, a time of great intellectual innovation. This volume, the first integrated history of this important topic, explores ideas about mind and body during ...

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A History of Modern Political Thought

The Question of Interpretation

by Gary Browning

<p>How are we to understand past political thinkers? Is it a matter simply of reading their texts again and again? Do we have to relate past texts of political thought to the contexts in which ideas were composed and in which the aims of past ...

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A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe

Volume II: Negotiating Modernity in the 'Short Twentieth Century' and Beyond, Part I: 1918-1968

by Balázs Trencsényi, Michal Kopecek, Luka Lisjak Gabrijelcic & others

<p>A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe is a synthetic work, authored by an international team of researchers, covering twenty national cultures and 250 years. It goes beyond the conventional nation-centered narratives ...

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A History of Optics from Greek Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

by Olivier Darrigol

<p>This book is a long-term history of optics, from early Greek theories of vision to the nineteenth-century victory of the wave theory of light. It shows how light gradually became the central entity of a domain of physics that no longer ...

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A History of Palliative Care, 1500-1970

Concepts, Practices, and Ethical challenges

by Michael Stolberg

<p>This book on the history of palliative care, 1500-1970 traces the historical roots of modern palliative care in Europe to the rise of the hospice movement in the 1960s. The author discusses largely forgotten premodern concepts like cura ...

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A History of Personality Psychology

Theory, Science, and Research from Hellenism to the Twenty-First Century

by Frank Dumont

<p>In this book Frank Dumont presents personality psychology with a fresh description of its current status as well as its prospects. Play, sex, cuisine, creativity, altruism, pets, grieving rituals, and other oft-neglected topics broaden the ...

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A History of Philosophy

Greek, Roman, and Medieval

by Wilhelm Windelband

<p>With this first theoretical meaning of the word philosophy a second was very early associated. The development of Greek philosophy came at the time when the naive religious and ethical consciousness was in process of disintegration. This not ...

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A History of Psychology

by George Sidney Brett

<p>The development of psychological theory is intimately connected with the development of philosophy. This is perhaps the reason why there have been comparatively few attempts to write an independent account of this department of knowledge, and

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A History of Pythagoreanism

by Carl A. Huffman

<p>This is a comprehensive, authoritative and innovative account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, one of the most enigmatic and influential philosophies in the West. In twenty-one chapters covering a timespan from the sixth century BC to the ...

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A History of Russian Philosophy 1830–1930

Faith, Reason, and the Defense of Human Dignity

by G. M. Hamburg & Randall A. Poole

<p>The great age of Russian philosophy spans the century between 1830 and 1930 - from the famous Slavophile-Westernizer controversy of the 1830s and 1840s, through the 'Silver Age' of Russian culture at the beginning of the twentieth century, to

ISBN: 9781139012171

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A History of Western Literature

From Medieval Epic to Modern Poetry

by G. Mitchell

<p>This book begins in a narrow territory, strictly Western, and extends with the passage of time to include the poetry, plays, novels, and works of speculation of the great authors of the past and present, from Russia to Mexico. His objective ...

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